FIGC President Gabriele Gravina: “Inter’s Lukaku & AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic Will Be Dealt With Appropriately”

January 29, 2021 22:00
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Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face further disciplinary action following their bust-up during Tuesday’s Milan derby, FIGC president Gabriele Gravina confirmed today.

The former Manchester United teammates squared up to one another in the first half of Inter’s 2-1 win over AC Milan in the Coppa Italia, with Paolo Valeri booking both players after a prolonged confrontation.

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic both received one-match bans from Serie A’s disciplinary committee as a result, but reports in the Italian media have suggested the Italian Football Federation’s federal prosecutors could get involved and open a further investigation into their conduct.

“It was not a good image and should be discouraged from many points of view,” Gravina explained earlier, as quoted by Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.

“As far as the regulations are concerned, the referee will have highlighted what was seen on the field.

“As for the evolution of matters, the federal prosecutors will acquire the report of the Serie A disciplinary committee to understand what the players’ suspensions are related to.

“If there is no reference made in the report to specific incidents or phrases uttered, I think on this the prosecutors will adopt the most appropriate measures.”

Ibrahimovic could face punishment for a potential breach of article 28 in the FIGC’s sports justice code, as explained in greater detail here.

By Cammy Anderson